After TJ Sanders' stellar collegiate debut, the Colonial Athletic Association named the Lions' freshman as rookie of the week on Monday evening.
The newcomer tallied five points in Penn State's 11-6 season opener victory over Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday.
The five-point performance, consisting of four goals and one assist, was the best on the team, beating out junior attackman Shane Sturgis four-goal game.
On Sunday, senior midfielder Nick Dolik said that it was great to see the game that Sanders had as a freshman.
However, Dolik added that the team wasn't too surprised to see his success after working with him in the offseason, but it was nice to know it translated into in-game performance.
Sanders, an Orillia, Ontario native, will now look to duplicate his success against No. 9 Denver on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. in the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic.